Corrections Basic Recruit PSAV Certificate

Through TCC's Correctional Officer Certification Program, students can learn pratical skills, while also preparing for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE). Additionally, this program provides job-related training to candidates for full-time or part-time correctional officer positions that require entry-level certification in accordance with Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 11B-35, Florida Administrative Code.

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(850) 201-7000

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Overview / Requirements

Course Information

Overview/Requirements


Program Purpose:
To prepare the student for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s (FDLE) State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE) and to provide job-related training to candidates for full-time or part-time correctional officer positions that require entry-level certification in accordance with Chapter 943, Florida Statutes, and Chapter 11B-35, Florida Administrative Code.

Note: This program is in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Criminal Justice Standards & Training Commission (CJSTC).

Program Length:
460 clock hours

Admission Requirements:
Applicant must be at least 19 years of age, be a U.S. citizen and have a high school diploma or GED diploma. Applicant must not have had a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces of the United States, any felony convictions, or any misdemeanor convictions involving perjury or false statement. Any person who, after July 1, 1981, pleads guilty or nolo contendere to, or is found guilty of, a felony, or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, shall not be eligible for admission, notwithstanding suspension of sentence or withholding of adjudication. Applicant must take the Basic Abilities Test and achieve required scores. Applicant must have a physical examination before program entry.  Additionally, applicants must attest to the terms of the Federal Gun Control Act (GCA), 18 USC 922(g).

Academic Division:
Florida Public Safety Institute, Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy (PTLEA)

Contact:
(850) 201-7000

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Course Information


Program Courses (460 clock hours)


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